Sr Enterprise Architect

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Solutions Architect
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ118663

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking an experienced Sr Enterprise Architect to join its Intelligence and Homeland Security (IHS) Group. In this role you will create enterprise-level strategic business and technology solutions and work with technical specialists to devise and define strategic solutions for our customers’ mission critical enterprise systems. You will use your in-depth knowledge of business applications, applications development methodologies, database principles and techniques, and hardware/software operating systems to collaborate across the client enterprise at all levels to align the long-term technology and applications strategy with our government client's long-term business strategies. You will bring your demonstrated ability to understand government expectations and partner it with technology for desired business results.                                                                                                                                                                                             

•    Establishes and defines program plan requirements and directs or performs in-depth studies to determine optimum program plans
•    Experience driving discussions with senior government personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
•    Assesses environment framework and helps to ensure implemented use cases adhere to that framework
•    Monitors and reports performance against plans to ensure that contractual, cost, and schedule objectives are met
•    Develops architecture and solutions focusing on scalability and extensibility
•    Interfaces with DHS engineers/architects regarding architecture standards/guidelines/policies based on needs and anticipated technology advances
•    Experience aligning strategic business and technological goals with capabilities and services articulated through business processes and supported through technology solutions. 
•    Understands and is able to map customer strategic goals to the system, performance, technical and business reference model of the segment architecture supporting the lines of business. 
•    Shapes end-to-end architecture and design and works with the team to implement solutions
•    Defines templates and set best standards and practices that development teams can utilize
•    Experienced with EA thought leadership and has expertise with common enterprise architecture frameworks, such as the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF). 
•    Demonstrated experience performing technology evaluations to gauge relevancy, competency, and capability with regards to satisfying business goals and objectives. 
•    Acts as an advisor to executive management to set direction, collaborates with senior and line management to enact strategic plans, and provides leadership to tactical business and technology teams.
•    Performs cloud service integrations using on-premises technologies and deployments. 
•    Past experience performing as an Enterprise Architect with responsibility for overseeing, improving, and upgrading enterprise services, software, and hardware.
•    Coordinates with platform vendor for issues and support requests.
•    Uses exceptional written and verbal communication skills to interact regularly with high-level customers and other industry representatives to ensure conformance to customer requirements. 
•    Experience driving discussions with senior government personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
•    Demonstrated ability to collaborate with stakeholders and business owners to provide guidance and recommendations on improving IT infrastructure  
•    A proactive approach to identifying issues and problems, areas for improvement, and performance bottlenecks along with an ability to offer and implement solutions to address these.
•    Experience working within the federal government or serving federal government clients on Agile-based development contracts

20 years experience 
Includes progressive IT Systems Engineering and/or Software Engineering/Development
including 5+ years demonstrable cloud experience (e.g., AWS, MS Azure, etc.)

Education: Masters degree

Successful candidate will have completed one or more of the following certifications:
-  ITILv4 Foundation, 
-  Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), 
-  AWS Certified Solutions Architect, 
- SAFe 5.1 SAFe Architect (ARCH) certification
-  MSC Systems Engineer

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.